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Founder, Artistic Director - Tyler Michaels tmichaels@trademarktheater.org
Tyler is a director, performer, and improviser based in the Twin Cities. He has worked and played with the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theater Company, Theater Latté Da, History Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Illusion Theater, Flying Foot Forum, and Minneapolis Musical Theater as well as many others. Tyler holds the 2014 Emerging Artist Ivey Award and the Mark Twain Comedic Performance Award from the Kennedy Center. He has been named "Artist of the Year 2014" by City Pages, "Best Actor" by Minnesota Monthly, and Minneapolis' "Best Actor in a Musical" by Broadwayworld.com. He has devised new works with Live Action Set and Newton Theater, is a co-creator of Once Upon A Chalkboard one of 2013's Top 15 Fringe shows, and co-directed 7th House Theater's Jonah and the Whale in the Guthrie's Dowling studioTyler is also a founding member of Bearded Men Improv who perform weekly at HUGE Theater. tylermichaels.com

Artistic Associate, Resident Playwright - Tyler Mills - tmills@trademarktheater.org
Tyler Mills is a playwright and improviser living in the Twin Cities.  He wrote the book for the musical Jonah and the Whale that premiered to sold out audiences in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio in December of 2014 and had its East Coast premiere at Stoneham Theatre in February of 2017.  His other plays include Hello Stranger, one of the most reviewed shows of the 2013 Fringe Festival and To The Moon, winner of its venue's Encore Performance in the 2015 Fringe.  Tyler performs weekly at Huge Theater as a part of Bearded Men Improv.

Marketing & Social Media Manager/Graphic Design - Emily Michaels King - emilymichaelsking@gmail.com
Emily Michaels King is a performing artist and aesthetic curator based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work also extends into the worlds of creative direction, art direction, and graphic design. She was the Managing Editor for the acclaimed publication Once Wed, and is a stylist for editorials. On stage she has performed with The Moving Company & Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Transatlantic Love Affair, Jon Ferguson, Black Label Movement, The Minnesota Opera, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, among others, and she has devised and performed in many pieces with Live Action Set including the Ivey Award winning The 7 Shot Symphony. She directed the Minnesota Fringe favorite Hello, Stranger and co-created and performed in To the Moon and Lewis/Clark. She also co-directed 7th House Theater’s Jonah and the Whale. Her choreographic work has most notably been featured in the Walker Art Center's Choreographer's Evening (2009 and 2012), History Theatre’s Orphan Train, and in 7th House’s HAIR. www.emilymichaelsking.com

Promotional Art for The Boy and Robin Hood was designed by Mitch Kelly of The Engine is Red.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

Board Chair - Nadege Souvenir - Minnesota Philanthropy Partners - Associate Vice President of Community Impact

Board Vice Chair - Jane M. Confer - Community Volunteer - Former Business Executive and College Administrator

Treasurer - Eric Norman

Secretary - Louise Chalfant - Community Volunteer

Mitch Kelly - The Engine is Red - Minneapolis Studio Lead/Art Director

Scott Mayer

Tyler Michaels (ex-officio) - Trademark Theater - Artistic Director/Founder  

Amy Newton - Arts ink, Inc. - Founder/CEO

Emily Skoblik-Diallo - Arts ink, Inc. - Director of Client and Organizational Development


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